Lobster

Homarus gammarus

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Caparace length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Found in the North-east Atlantic from the north-west coast of Norway and south to North-west Africa. Also present in the Black and Mediterranean Seas.

ECOLOGY

Found on rocky substrata living in caves and excavated tunnels from the lower shore down to a depth of 60 m. Its diet consists of invertebrates, algae, fish and zooplankton.

FISHERIES

Landings mainly originate from trammel net and pot fisheries.

DID YOU KNOW

The lobster’s two main pincers serve different functions - the thicker (usually left) one is used to crush, whilst the thinner is a precise cutting tool.